BARONETAGE
Last updated 03/07/2014
Names of baronets shown in blue
have not yet proved succession and, as a
result, their name has not yet been placed on
the Official Roll of the Baronetage.
Date Type Order Name Born Died Age
Dates in italics in the "Born" column indicate that the baronet was
baptised on that date; dates in italics in the "Died" column indicate
that the baronet was buried on that date
WILSON-TODD of Halnaby Hall,Yorks
31 Aug 1903 UK 1 William Henry Wilson-Todd 17 Apr 1828 10 Apr 1910 81
MP for Howdenshire 1892-1906
10 Apr 1910 2 William Pierrepont Wilson-Todd 3 May 1857 13 Feb 1925 67
to Extinct on his death
13 Feb 1925
WINCH of Hawnes,Beds
9 Jun 1660 E 1 Humphrey Winch 3 Jan 1622 Dec 1703 81
to MP for Bedford 1660-1661,Bedfordshire
Dec 1703 1661-1679 and Great Marlow 1679-1681 and
1685-1689
Extinct on his death
WINCHCOMBE of Bucklebury,Berks
18 Jun 1661 E 1 Henry Winchcombe c 1631 2 Dec 1667
2 Dec 1667 2 Henry Winchcombe 16 Jun 1659 5 Nov 1703 44
to MP for Berkshire 1689-1695
5 Nov 1703 Extinct on his death
WINDEBANK of Haines Hill,Berks
25 Nov 1645 E 1 Thomas Windebanke c 1612 by 1669
MP for Wootton Bassett 1640
by 1669 2 Francis Windebanke c 1656 23 Sep 1719
to Extinct on his death
Sep 1719
WINFORD of Glashampton,Worcs
3 Jul 1702 E 1 Thomas Winford 22 Sep 1702
22 Sep 1702 2 Thomas Cookes Winford 26 Dec 1673 19 Jan 1744 70
to MP for Worcestershire 1707-1710
19 Jan 1744 Extinct on his death
WINGATE of Dunbar,East Lothian
6 Jul 1920 UK 1 Francis Reginald Wingate 25 Jun 1861 28 Jan 1953 91
28 Jan 1953 2 Ronald Evelyn Leslie Wingate 30 Sep 1889 31 Aug 1978 88
to Extinct on his death
31 Aug 1978
WINGFIELD of Goodwins,Suffolk
17 May 1627 E 1 Anthony Wingfield c 1585 30 Jul 1638
30 Jul 1638 2 Richard Wingfield c 1656
c 1656 3 Robert Wingfield c 1652 c 1671
c 1671 4 Henry Wingfield c 1655 1677
1677 5 Henry Wingfield c 1673 1712
1712 6 Mervyn Wingfield c 1675 after 1727
to Extinct on his death
after 1727
WINN of Nostel,Yorks
3 Dec 1660 E 1 George Wynne c 1607 18 Jul 1667
18 Jul 1667 2 Edmund Winn c 1644 30 Aug 1694
Aug 1694 3 Rowland Winn 1 Jul 1675 6 Mar 1722 46
Mar 1722 4 Rowland Winn c 1706 23 Aug 1765
23 Aug 1765 5 Rowland Winn 24 Feb 1739 20 Feb 1785 45
MP for Pontefract 1768
20 Feb 1785 6 Rowland Winn 13 Jun 1775 14 Oct 1805 30
14 Oct 1805 7 Edmund Mark Winn 16 Sep 1762 1 Jun 1833 70
1 Jun 1833 8 Charles Winn-Allanson 25 Jun 1784 9 Apr 1840 55
He had previously succeeded to the Barony
of Headley (qv) in 1798 with which title
the baronetcy then merged until its
extinction in 1994
WINN of Little Warley,Essex
14 Sep 1776 GB 1 George Winn 1725 9 Apr 1798 72
He was subsequently created Baron Headley
(qv) in 1797 with which title the baronetcy
then merged until its extinction in 1994
WINNINGTON of Stanford Court,Worcs
15 Feb 1755 GB 1 Edward Winnington c 1727 9 Dec 1791
MP for Bewdley 1761-1768 and 1769-1774
9 Dec 1791 2 Edward Winnington 14 Nov 1749 9 Jan 1805 55
MP for Droitwich 1777-1805
9 Jan 1805 3 Thomas Edward Winnington 13 Mar 1779 24 Sep 1839 60
MP for Droitwich 1807-1816 and 1831-1832,
Worcestershire 1820-1830 and Bewdley
1832-1837
24 Sep 1839 4 Thomas Edward Winnington 11 Nov 1811 18 Jun 1872 60
MP for Bewdley 1837-1847 and 1852-1868
18 Jun 1872 5 Francis Salwey Winnington 24 Sep 1849 4 Mar 1931 81
4 Mar 1931 6 Francis Salwey William Winnington 24 Jun 1907 26 Apr 2003 95
26 Apr 2003 7 Anthony Edward Winnington 13 May 1948
WINTOUR of Hodington,Worcs
29 Apr 1642 E 1 George Wintour 4 Jun 1658
to Extinct on his death
4 Jun 1658
WINTRINGHAM of Dover Street,London
7 Nov 1774 GB 1 Clifton Wintringham c 1712 10 Jan 1794
to Extinct on his death
10 Jan 1794
WISEMAN of Great Canfield,Essex
29 Aug 1628 E 1 William Wiseman 1 Jul 1643
Jul 1643 2 William Wiseman c 1630 14 Jan 1685
14 Jan 1685 3 Thomas Wiseman 1 May 1731
1 May 1731 4 Charles Wiseman 27 Aug 1676 3 Jun 1751 74
3 Jun 1751 5 William Wiseman 25 May 1774
25 May 1774 6 Thomas Wiseman 30 Jan 1731 27 Jan 1810 78
27 Jan 1810 7 William Saltonstall Wiseman 5 Mar 1784 1 Jul 1845 61
1 Jul 1845 8 William Saltonstall Wiseman 4 Aug 1814 14 Jul 1874 59
14 Jul 1874 9 William Wiseman 23 Aug 1845 11 Jan 1893 47
11 Jan 1893 10 William George Eden Wiseman 1 Feb 1885 17 Jun 1962 77
17 Jun 1962 11 John William Wiseman 16 Mar 1957
WISEMAN of Thundersley,Essex
18 Dec 1628 E 1 Richard Wiseman c 1601 c 1654
to Extinct on his death
c 1654
WISEMAN of Rivenhall,Essex
15 Jun 1660 E 1 William Wiseman c 1630 14 Jun 1688
to MP for Maldon 1677-1685
Jun 1688 Extinct on his death
WISHART of Clifton Hall,Edinburgh
17 Jun 1706 NS 1 George Wishart by 1722
by 1722 2 William Stuart 6 Dec 1777
6 Dec 1777 3 Emilia Stuart Belshes 1807
She was heir general of the original grantee and
was apparently allowed to succeed to the
baronetcy. Assuming she did succeed, she was
one of only five female baronets - see also
Bolles created 1635,Dalyell created 1685,Dunbar
created 1706 and Maxwell created 1682
1807 4 John Stuart (Wishart-Belsches until Oct 1797) c 1752 4 Dec 1821
to MP for Kincardineshire 1797-1806
4 Dec 1821 On his death the baronetcy became dormant
WITTEWRONG of Stantonbury,Bucks
2 May 1662 E 1 John Wittewrong 1 Nov 1618 23 Jun 1693 74
MP for Hertfordshire 1654-1658
Jun 1693 2 John Wittewrong 18 Feb 1640 30 Jan 1697 56
30 Jan 1697 3 John Wittewrong 11 Jul 1673 30 Jan 1722 48
MP for Aylesbury 1705-1710 and Wycombe
1713-1722
30 Jan 1722 4 John Wittewrong 21 Dec 1695 27 Mar 1743 47
27 Mar 1743 5 William Wittewrong 19 Dec 1697 20 Jan 1761 63
20 Jan 1761 6 John Wittewrong 13 Jan 1771
to Extinct on his death
13 Jan 1771
WITTEWRONG of Rothamsted,Herts
19 May 1882 UK See "Lawes"
WODEHOUSE of Wilberhall,Norfolk
29 Jun 1611 E 1 Philip Woodhouse 30 Oct 1623
MP for Castle Rising 1586-1587
30 Oct 1623 2 Thomas Wodehouse c 1585 18 Mar 1658
MP for Thetford 1640 and 1640-1653
18 Mar 1658 3 Philip Wodehouse 24 Jul 1608 6 May 1681 72
MP for Norfolk 1654-1655 and 1656-1658
and Thetford 1660
6 May 1681 4 John Wodehouse 23 Mar 1669 9 Oct 1754 85
MP for Thetford 1695-1698, 1701-1702
and 1705-1708 and Norfolk 1710-1713
9 Oct 1754 5 Armine Wodehouse c 1714 21 May 1777
MP for Norfolk 1737-1768
21 May 1777 6 John Wodehouse 4 Apr 1741 29 May 1834 93
He was subsequently created Baron
Wodehouse (qv) in 1797. The 3rd Baron was
created Earl of Kimberley (qv) in 1866
with which title the baronetcy remains
merged
WOLFF of Town Hill,Southampton,Hants
27 Oct 1766 GB 1 Jacob Wolff 27 Jan 1740 10 Jan 1809 68
10 Jan 1809 2 James William Weston Wolff 24 Nov 1778 3 Feb 1837 58
to Extinct on his death
3 Feb 1837
WOLFSON of St Marylebone,London
19 Feb 1962 UK 1 Isaac Wolfson 17 Sep 1897 20 Jun 1991 93
20 Jun 1991 2 Leonard Gordon Wolfson,Baron Wolfson [L] 11 Nov 1927 20 May 2010 82
to Extinct on his death
20 May 2010
WOLRYCHE of Dudmaston,Salop
4 Aug 1641 E 1 Thomas Wolryche 1598 4 Jul 1668 70
MP for Wenlock 1621-1622,1624-1625
and 1625
4 Jul 1668 2 Francis Wolryche c 1627 12 Jun 1688
12 Jul 1688 3 Thomas Wolryche 14 Apr 1672 3 May 1701 29
3 May 1701 4 John Wolryche c 1691 25 Jun 1723
to Extinct on his death
25 Jun 1723
WOLSELEY of Wolseley,Staffs
24 Nov 1628 E 1 Robert Wolseley c 1587 21 Sep 1646
21 Sep 1646 2 Charles Wolseley c 1630 9 Oct 1714
MP for Oxfordshire 1653, Staffordshire
1654-1655 and 1655-1658 and Stafford 1660
9 Oct 1714 3 William Wolseley c 1660 8 Jul 1728
For information on the death of this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
8 Jul 1728 4 Henry Wolseley 1730
1730 5 William Wolseley 12 May 1779
12 May 1779 6 William Wolseley 24 Aug 1740 5 Aug 1817 76
5 Aug 1817 7 Charles Wolseley 20 Jul 1769 3 Oct 1846 77
3 Oct 1846 8 Charles Wolseley 6 May 1813 15 May 1854 41
15 May 1854 9 Charles Michael Wolseley 4 Jul 1846 30 Jan 1931 84
30 Jan 1931 10 Edric Charles Joseph Wolseley 7 Apr 1886 17 Sep 1954 68
17 Sep 1954 11 Charles Garnet Richard Mark Wolseley 16 Jun 1944
WOLSELEY of Mount Wolseley,co.Carlow
19 Jan 1745 I 1 Richard Wolseley Feb 1696 8 Apr 1769 73
8 Apr 1769 2 Richard Wolseley 10 Jan 1729 28 Jul 1781 52
28 Jul 1781 3 William Wolseley 26 Jan 1775 30 Aug 1819 44
30 Aug 1819 4 Richard Wolseley 15 Jun 1760 3 May 1852 91
3 May 1852 5 Clement Wolseley 27 Oct 1794 30 Oct 1857 63
30 Oct 1857 6 John Richard Wolseley 24 Jun 1834 20 Jun 1874 39
20 Jun 1874 7 Clement James Wolseley 25 Jul 1837 16 Oct 1889 52
16 Oct 1889 8 John Wolseley 9 Jun 1803 26 Jan 1890 86
26 Jan 1890 9 Capel Charles Wolseley 24 Aug 1870 27 Aug 1923 53
For information on the death of this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
27 Aug 1923 10 Reginald Beatty Wolseley 31 Jan 1872 Jul 1933 61
For further information on this baronet,see the
note at the foot of this page
Jul 1933 11 William Augustus Wolseley 19 Apr 1865 19 Feb 1950 84
19 Feb 1950 12 Garnet Wolseley 27 May 1915 3 Oct 1991 76
For further information on this baronet,see the
note at the foot of this page
3 Oct 1991 13 James Douglas Wolseley 17 Sep 1937
WOLSTENHOLME of London
10 Jan 1665 E 1 John Wolstenholme c 1596 4 Jul 1670
MP for West Looe 1625 and 1626, Newport
1628 and Queenborough 1640
4 Jul 1670 2 Thomas Wolstenholme c 1622 16 Nov 1691
Nov 1691 3 John Wolstenholme 19 Oct 1649 11 Feb 1709 59
MP for Middlesex 1695-1701 and 1705-1709
11 Feb 1709 4 Nicholas Wolstenholme 6 Mar 1676 19 Feb 1717 40
19 Feb 1717 5 William Wolstenholme 12 Dec 1689 31 Jan 1724 34
31 Jan 1724 6 Thomas Wolstenholme c 1660 Sep 1738
Sep 1738 7 Francis Wolstenholme 6 May 1762
to Extinct on his death
May 1762
WOMBWELL of Wombwell,Yorks
26 Aug 1778 GB 1 George Wombwell 11 Jun 1734 2 Nov 1780 46
MP for Huntingdon 1774-1780
2 Nov 1780 2 George Wombwell 14 Mar 1769 28 Oct 1846 77
28 Oct 1846 3 George Wombwell 13 Apr 1792 14 Jan 1855 62
14 Jan 1855 4 George Orby Wombwell 23 Nov 1832 16 Oct 1913 80
16 Oct 1913 5 Henry Herbert Wombwell 24 Sep 1840 1 Feb 1926 85
1 Feb 1926 6 Frederick Philip Alfred William Wombwell 6 Jul 1910 4 Apr 1977 66
4 Apr 1977 7 George Philip Frederick Wombwell 21 May 1949
WOMERSLEY of Grimsby,Lincs
3 Sep 1945 UK 1 Walter James Womersley 5 Feb 1878 15 Mar 1961 83
MP for Grimsby 1924-1945. Minister of
Pensions 1939-1945. PC 1941
15 Mar 1961 2 Peter John Walter Womersley 10 Nov 1941
WOOD
c 1657 E 1 Henry Wood 17 Oct 1597 15 May 1671
to MP for Hythe 1661-1671
15 May 1671 Extinct on his death
WOOD of Bonnytown,Forfar
11 May 1666 NS 1 John Wood c 1638 Jan 1693
Jan 1693 2 James Wood 3 May 1738
to Extinct on his death
3 May 1738
WOOD of Barnsley,Yorks
22 Jan 1784 GB 1 Francis Wood 2 Jan 1729 1 Jul 1795 66
1 Jul 1795 2 Francis Lindley Wood 16 Dec 1771 31 Dec 1846 75
31 Dec 1846 3 Charles Wood 20 Dec 1800 8 Aug 1885 84
He was subsequently created Viscount
Halifax (qv) in 1866 with which title the
baronetcy remains merged
WOOD of Gatton,Surrey
3 Oct 1808 UK 1 Mark Wood 16 Mar 1750 6 Feb 1829 78
MP for Milborne Port 1794-1796,Newark
1796-1802 and Gatton 1802-1818
6 Feb 1829 2 Mark Wood 14 Dec 1794 4 Aug 1837 42
to MP for Gatton 1816-1818
4 Aug 1837 Extinct on his death
WOOD of Hatherley House,Gloucs
16 Dec 1837 UK 1 See "Page-Wood"
WOOD of Hermitage,Durham
27 Sep 1897 UK 1 Lindsay Wood 21 Jun 1834 22 Sep 1920 86
22 Sep 1920 2 Arthur Nicholas Lindsay Wood 29 Mar 1875 1 Jun 1939 64
1 Jun 1939 3 Ian Lindsay Wood 14 Mar 1909 28 Nov 1946 37
to Extinct on his death
28 Nov 1946
WOOD of Hengrave,Suffolk
14 Feb 1918 UK 1 John Wood 8 Sep 1857 28 Jan 1951 93
MP for Stalybridge 1910-1918 and
Stalybridge and Hyde 1918-1922
28 Jan 1951 2 John Arthur Haigh Wood 22 May 1888 5 Mar 1974 85
to Extinct on his death
5 Mar 1974
WOOD of Moorfield,Derby
25 Jan 1921 UK See "Hill-Wood"
WOODFORD of Carleby,Lincs
28 Jul 1791 GB 1 Ralph Woodford c 1735 26 Aug 1810
26 Aug 1810 2 Ralph James Woodford c 1784 17 May 1828
to Governor of Trinidad 1813-1828
17 May 1828 Extinct on his death
WOOLLASTON of Loseby,Leics
17 Jan 1748 GB 1 Edward Lawrence by 1674 2 May 1749
MP for Stockbridge 1705-1710
2 May 1749 2 Isaac Wollaston 13 Oct 1750
13 Oct 1750 3 Isaac Lawrence Wollaston 30 Dec 1756
to Extinct on his death
30 Dec 1756
WORKMAN-MACNAGHTEN of Dundarave,Antrim
16 Jul 1836 UK See "Macnaghten"
WORLEY of Ockshott,Surrey
23 Jan 1928 UK 1 Arthur Worley 10 May 1871 19 Jul 1937 66
to Extinct on his death
19 Jul 1937
WORSFOLD of The Hall Place,Mitcham,Surrey
23 Feb 1924 UK 1 Thomas Cato Worsfold 14 Feb 1861 11 Jul 1936 75
to MP for Mitcham 1918-1923
11 Jul 1936 Extinct on his death
WORSLEY of Apuldercombe,Hants
29 Jun 1611 E 1 Richard Worseley c 1589 27 Jun 1621
MP for Newport 1614 and 1621
27 Jun 1621 2 Henry Worsley 31 May 1613 11 Sep 1666 54
MP for Newport 1640 and 1640-1648 and
Newtown IOW 1660-1666
11 Sep 1666 3 Robert Worsley c 1643 Dec 1675
MP for Newtown IOW 1666-1675
Dec 1675 4 Robert Worsley c 1669 29 Jul 1747
MP for Newtown IOW 1715-1722
29 Jul 1747 5 James Worsley 28 May 1672 12 Jun 1756 84
MP for Newtown IOW 1695-1701, 1705-1722,
1727-1729 and 1734-1741
12 Jun 1756 6 Thomas Worsley 22 Apr 1728 23 Sep 1768 40
23 Sep 1768 7 Richard Worsley 5 Mar 1751 8 Aug 1805 54
MP for Newport IOW 1774-1784 and Newtown
IOW 1790-1793 and 1796-1801. PC 1780
8 Aug 1805 8 Henry Worsley-Holmes 1756 7 Apr 1811 54
7 Apr 1811 9 Leonard Thomas Worsley-Holmes 16 Jul 1787 10 Jan 1825 37
to MP for Newport IOW 1809-1825
10 Jan 1825 Extinct on his death
WORSLEY of Hovingham,Yorks
10 Aug 1838 UK 1 William Worsley 26 Aug 1792 5 Mar 1879 86
5 Mar 1879 2 William Cayley Worsley 6 Dec 1828 10 Sep 1897 68
10 Sep 1897 3 William Henry Arthington Worsley 12 Jan 1861 27 Nov 1936 75
27 Nov 1936 4 William Arthington Worsley 5 Apr 1890 4 Dec 1973 83
Lord Lieutenant N Riding Yorkshire 1951-1965
4 Dec 1973 5 William Marcus John Worsley 6 Apr 1925 18 Dec 2012 87
Lord Lieutenant N Riding Yorkshire 1987-1999
MP for Keighley 1959-1964 and Chelsea
1966-1974
18 Dec 2012 6 William Ralph Worsley 12 Sep 1956
WORSLEY-TAYLOR of Moreton Hall,Lancs
19 Feb 1917 UK 1 Henry William Worsley-Taylor 25 Jul 1847 27 Jun 1924 76
MP for Blackpool 1900-1906
27 Jun 1924 2 James Worsley-Taylor 10 Jul 1872 27 Apr 1933 60
27 Apr 1933 3 John Godfrey Worsley-Taylor 24 Nov 1915 15 Jul 1952 36
15 Jul 1952 4 Francis Edward Worsley-Taylor 14 Jul 1874 13 Dec 1958 84
to Extinct on his death
13 Dec 1958
WORTHINGTON-EVANS of Colchester,Essex
15 Nov 1916 UK 1 Laming Worthington-Evans 23 Aug 1868 14 Feb 1931 62
MP for Colchester 1910-1929 and
St.Georges 1929-1931. Minister for
Blockade 1918. Minister of Pensions 1919-
1920. Minister without Portfolio 1920-1921.
Secretary of State for War 1921-1922 and
1924-1929. Postmaster General 1923-1924
PC 1918
14 Feb 1931 2 William Shirley Worthington 9 Jun 1904 31 Jul 1971 67
to Worthington-Evans
31 Jul 1971 Extinct on his death
WORTLEY of Wortley,Yorks
29 Jun 1611 E 1 Francis Wortley c 1592 Sep 1652
MP for East Retford 1624-1626
Sep 1652 2 Francis Wortley 14 Mar 1665
to Extinct on his death
14 Mar 1665
WRAXALL of Wraxall,Somerset
21 Dec 1813 UK 1 Nathaniel William Wraxall 7 Nov 1831
7 Nov 1831 2 William Wraxall 5 Sep 1791 2 May 1863 71
2 May 1863 3 Frederick Charles Lascelles Wraxall 2 Jan 1828 11 Jun 1865 37
11 Jun 1865 4 Horatio Henry Wraxall 17 Dec 1832 Apr 1882 49
For further information on this baronet, see
the note at the foot of this page
Apr 1882 5 Morville William Nathaniel Wraxall 5 Oct 1834 20 Oct 1898 64
20 Oct 1898 6 Morville William Wraxall 23 Jan 1862 12 Oct 1902 40
12 Oct 1902 7 Charles Frederick Lascelles Wraxall 30 Sep 1896 7 Jul 1951 54
7 Jul 1951 8 Morville William Lascelles Wraxall 11 Jun 1922 19 Jul 1978 56
19 Jul 1978 9 Charles Frederick Lascelles Wraxall 17 Sep 1961
WRAY of Glentworth,Lincs
25 Nov 1611 E 1 William Wray c 1555 13 Aug 1617
MP for Grimsby 1584-1585 and 1604-1611
and Lincolnshire 1601
13 Aug 1617 2 John Wray 27 Nov 1586 31 Dec 1655 69
MP for Grimsby 1614 and Lincolnshire 1625,
1628-1629,1640 and 1640-1648
31 Dec 1655 3 John Wray 21 Sep 1619 29 Oct 1664 45
MP for Lincolnshire 1654-1655
Oct 1664 4 Christopher Wray 29 Mar 1621 25 Nov 1664 43
Nov 1664 5 Bethell Wray 30 Jan 1633 19 Feb 1672 39
19 Feb 1672 6 Christopher Wray 10 Feb 1652 31 Aug 1679 27
MP for Grimsby 1675-1679
Aug 1679 7 William Wray c 1687
c 1687 8 Baptist Edward Wray c 1689
c 1689 9 Drury Wray 29 Jul 1633 30 Oct 1710 77
30 Oct 1710 10 Christopher Wray by 1672 21 Nov 1710
21 Nov 1710 11 Cecil Wray c 1678 9 May 1736
9 May 1736 12 John Wray 24 Oct 1689 26 Jan 1752 62
26 Jan 1752 13 Cecil Wray 3 Sep 1734 10 Jan 1805 70
MP for East Retford 1768-1780 and
Westminster 1782-1784
10 Jan 1805 14 William Ullithorne Wray Aug 1721 9 Aug 1808 86
9 Aug 1808 15 William James Wray c 1771 27 Aug 1809
to Extinct on his death
27 Aug 1809
WRAY of Ashby,Lincs
27 Jun 1660 E 1 William Wray c 1626 17 Oct 1669
MP for Grimsby 1645-1648,1654-1655,1656-
1658,1659 and 1660
17 Oct 1669 2 Christopher Wray 10 Feb 1652 31 Aug 1679 27
31 Aug 1679 3 William Wray c 1687
to Extinct on his death
c 1687
WREY of Trebitch,Cornwall
30 Jun 1628 E 1 William Wrey Jun 1636
Jun 1636 2 William Wrey c 1600 Aug 1645
Aug 1645 3 Chichester Wrey 1628 14 May 1668 39
MP for Lostwithiel 1661-1668
May 1668 4 Bourchier Wrey c 1653 28 Jul 1696
MP for Liskeard 1678-1679 and 1689-1696
and Devon 1685-1687
28 Jul 1696 5 Bourchier Wrey c 1683 12 Nov 1726
MP for Camelford 1712-1715
Nov 1726 6 Bourchier Wrey c 1715 13 Apr 1784
MP for Barnstaple 1748-1754
13 Apr 1784 7 Bourchier William Wrey 22 Feb 1757 20 Nov 1826 69
20 Nov 1826 8 Bourchier Palk Wrey 10 Dec 1788 11 Sep 1879 90
11 Sep 1879 9 Henry Bourchier Wrey 5 Jun 1797 23 Dec 1882 85
23 Dec 1882 10 Henry Bourchier Toke Wrey 27 Jun 1829 10 Mar 1900 70
10 Mar 1900 11 Robert Bourchier Sherard Wrey 23 May 1855 26 Jan 1917 61
26 Jan 1917 12 Philip Bourchier Sherard Wrey 28 Jun 1858 8 May 1936 77
8 May 1936 13 Albany Bourchier Sherard Wrey 4 Jan 1861 10 Apr 1948 87
10 Apr 1948 14 Castel Richard Bourchier Wrey 27 Mar 1903 16 Oct 1991 88
16 Oct 1991 15 George Richard Bourchier Wrey 2 Oct 1948
WRIGHT of Dennington,Suffolk
7 Feb 1646 E 1 Benjamin Wright c 1670
to Extinct on his death
c 1670
WRIGHT of Dagenham,Essex
11 Jun 1660 E 1 Henry Wright c 1637 5 Feb 1664
MP for Harwich 1660-1664
5 Feb 1664 2 Henry Wright 1 Jul 1662 1681 19
to Extinct on his death
1681
WRIGHT of Cranham Hall,Essex
15 Feb 1661 E 1 Benjamin Wright Oct 1706
Oct 1706 2 Nathan Wright 21 Aug 1661 16 Oct 1727 66
16 Oct 1727 3 Nathan Wright 1684 27 Mar 1737 52
27 Mar 1737 4 Samuel Wright 10 Jan 1738
to Extinct on his death
10 Jan 1738
WRIGHT of Venice
12 Oct 1772 GB 1 James Wright 1803
1803 2 George Wright c 1812
to Extinct on his death
c 1812
WRIGHT of Carolside,Berwick
8 Dec 1772 GB 1 James Wright c 1725 1786
1786 2 James Wright c 1747 16 Sep 1816
16 Sep 1816 3 James Alexander Wright 28 Jul 1799 Sep 1837 38
to On his death the baronetcy is presumed to
Sep 1837 have become extinct
WRIGHT of Mackerye End,Herts
28 Aug 1903 UK See "Cory-Wright"
WRIGHT of Swansea,Glamorgan
27 Jan 1920 UK 1 John Roper Wright 12 Mar 1843 25 Jul 1926 83
25 Jul 1926 2 William Charles Wright 12 Jan 1876 14 Aug 1950 74
to Extinct on his death
14 Aug 1950
WRIGHTSON of Neasham Hall,Durham
13 Jul 1900 UK 1 Thomas Wrightson 31 Mar 1839 18 Jun 1921 82
MP for Stockton 1892-1895 and St.Pancras
East 1899-1906
18 Jun 1921 2 Thomas Garmondsway Wrightson 21 Aug 1871 7 Jan 1950 78
7 Jan 1950 3 John Garmondsway Wrightson 18 Jun 1911 24 Jun 1983 72
24 Jun 1983 4 Charles Mark Garmondsway Wrightson 18 Feb 1951
WRIXON-BECHER of Ballygiblin,Cork
30 Sep 1831 UK 1 William Wrixon-Becher 31 Jul 1780 Oct 1850 70
Oct 1850 2 Henry Wrixon-Becher 1826 25 Nov 1893 67
25 Nov 1893 3 John Wrixon-Becher 16 Aug 1828 24 Apr 1914 85
24 Apr 1914 4 Eustace William Wyndham Wrixon-Becher 27 Dec 1859 14 Oct 1934 74
14 Oct 1934 5 William Fane Wrixon-Becher 7 Sep 1915 6 Jan 2000 84
6 Jan 2000 6 John William Michael Wrixon-Becher 29 Sep 1950
WROTH of Blenden Hall,Kent
29 Nov 1660 E 1 John Wroth c 1627 c 1664
c 1664 2 John Wroth 16 Nov 1653 1677
1677 3 Thomas Wroth c 1674 27 Jun 1721
to MP for Bridgwater 1701-1708, Somerset
27 Jun 1721 1710-1713 and Wells 1713-1715
Extinct on his death
WROTTESLEY of Wrottesley,Staffs
30 Aug 1642 E 1 Walter Wrottesley 6 May 1606 6 Nov 1659 53
6 Nov 1659 2 Walter Wrottesley c 1632 c 1686
c 1686 3 Walter Wrottesley c 1657 1712
1712 4 John Wrottesley c 1682 1 Nov 1726
MP for Staffordshire 1708-1710
Nov 1726 5 Hugh Wrottesley 1729
1729 6 Walter Wrottesley Feb 1731
Feb 1731 7 Richard Wrottesley 12 Apr 1721 20 Jul 1769 48
MP for Tavistock 1747-1754
20 Jul 1769 8 John Wrottesley 22 Dec 1744 23 Apr 1787 42
MP for Newcastle under Lyme 1768 and
Staffordshire 1768-1787
23 Apr 1787 9 John Wrottesley 4 Oct 1771 16 Mar 1841 69
He was subsequently created Baron
Wrottesley (qv) in 1838 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged
WYCHE of Chewton,Somerset
20 Dec 1729 GB 1 Cyril Wyche c 1695 1756
to Extinct on his death
1756
WYLIE of St Petersberg,Russia
2 Jul 1814 UK 1 James Wylie 1768 2 Mar 1854 85
to Extinct on his death
2 Mar 1854
WYNDHAM of Pilsden Court,Dorset
4 Aug 1641 E 1 Hugh Wyndham 1663
to Extinct on his death
1663
WYNDHAM of Orchard,Somerset
9 Dec 1661 E 1 William Wyndham c 1632 29 Oct 1683
MP for Somerset 1656-1658 and Taunton
1660-1679
29 Oct 1683 2 Edward Wyndham c 1667 29 Jun 1695
MP for Ilchester 1685-1695
Jun 1695 3 William Wyndham c 1688 17 Jul 1740
MP for Somerset 1710-1740. Secretary at
War 1712-1713. Chancellor of the
Exchequer 1713-1714. PC 1713
17 Jul 1740 4 Charles Wyndham 19 Aug 1710 21 Aug 1763 53
He subsequently succeeded to the Earldom
of Egremont (qv) in 1750 with which title
the baronetcy then merged until its
extinction in 1845
WYNDHAM of Trent,Somerset
13 Nov 1673 E 1 Francis Wyndham c 1612 15 Jul 1676
MP for Minehead 1640 and Milborne Port
1660 and 1661-1676
15 Jul 1676 2 Thomas Wyndham c 1648 1693
1693 3 Francis Wyndham c 1654 22 Mar 1716
MP for Ilchester 1695-1701 and 1701-1705
22 Mar 1716 4 Francis Wyndham c 1707 16 Apr 1719
to Extinct on his death
Apr 1719
WYNN of Gwydir,Carnarvon
29 Jun 1611 E 1 John Wynn 1 Mar 1626
1 Mar 1626 2 Richard Wynn c 1588 19 Jul 1649
MP for Carnarvonshire 1619, Ilchester
1621-1622,1624-1625 and 1625, Andover
1640 and Liverpool 1640-1649
19 Jul 1649 3 Owen Wynn c 1660
c 1660 4 Richard Wynn c 1625 30 Oct 1674
MP for Carnarvonshire 1647-1648 and
1661-1674
30 Oct 1674 5 John Wynn c 1628 7 Jan 1719
to MP for Merioneth 1679-1681,1685-1687 and
7 Jan 1719 1689-1695,Carnarvon 1698-1705 and
Carnarvonshire 1705-1713
Extinct on his death
WYNN of Grays Inn,London
6 Jul 1688 E See "Williams-Wynn"
WYNN of Bodvean,Carnarvon
25 Oct 1742 GB 1 Thomas Wynn Mar 1677 13 Apr 1749 72
MP for Carnarvon 1713-1749
13 Apr 1749 2 John Wynn Sep 1701 16 Feb 1773 71
MP for Carnarvonshire 1740-1741 and 1754-61,
Denbigh 1741-1747 and Carnarvon 1761-1768
16 Feb 1773 3 Thomas Wynn 1736 12 Oct 1807 71
He was subsequently created Baron
Newborough (qv) in 1776 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged
WYNNE of Lees Wood,Flint
9 Aug 1731 GB 1 George Wynne May 1700 5 Aug 1756 56
MP for Flintshire 1734-1741
5 Aug 1756 2 John Wynne 7 Mar 1702 11 Nov 1764 62
11 Nov 1764 3 John Wynne by 1793
to Extinct on his death
by 1793
WYTHAM of Goldsborough,Yorks
13 Dec 1683 E 1 John Wytham c 1644 15 Nov 1689
to Extinct on his death
15 Nov 1689
WYVILL of Constable Burton,Yorks
25 Nov 1611 E 1 Marmaduke Wyvill c 1542 Jan 1617
MP for Richmond 1584-1585 and 1597-1598
Jan 1617 2 Marmaduke Wyvill c 1648
c 1648 3 Christopher Wyvill 6 Dec 1614 8 Feb 1681 66
MP for Richmond 1660
Feb 1681 4 William Wyvill 1645 c 1684
c 1684 5 Marmaduke Wyvill c 1666 2 Nov 1722
MP for Richmond 1695-1698
2 Nov 1722 6 Marmaduke Wyvill 1692 27 Dec 1754 62
MP for Richmond 1727-1728
27 Dec 1754 7 Marmaduke Asty Wyvill 10 Sep 1740 23 Feb 1774 33
to On his death the baronetcy became dormant
23 Feb 1774
Sir William Wolseley, 3rd baronet [creation of 1628]
According to 'The Times' of 15 April 1820 "Sir William, the third baronet, was drowned in his
chariot and four, returning home from Lichfield, July 8, 1728, between 7 and 8 o'clock in the
evening, passing a little brook in a village called Long, in the high road. This accident
happened by the sudden breaking down of a mill-dam at a small distance, occasioned by a
violent thunder-shower, which brought down a body of water that sunk the chariot in the
very moment of its crossing the brook. The coachman was carried down the torrent into an
orchard, about 100 yards from the place, and saved himself in the top of an apple-tree."
Sir Capel Charles Wolseley, 9th baronet [creation of 1745]
Sir Capel was killed in a cycling accident in August 1923. The following report appeared in 'The
Times' on 28 August 1923:-
'Sir Capel Wolseley, Bt., died from injuries received yesterday in a cycling accident at
Blythburgh Common, near Southwold [on the Suffolk coast]. He was cycling to visit a relative
when he suddenly turned in front of a motor-car which was approaching from behind. The driver
of the car turned off the road on to the common, but was unable to avoid a collision, and Sir
Capel was thrown into the road, and became unconscious. He was conveyed to Southwold
Hospital, where he died fifteen minutes after admission.'
On 29 August 1923, 'The Times' reported that 'An inquest on the body of Sir Capel Wolseley,
Bt., who was killed while cycling on Blythburgh Common on Monday, was held yesterday evening
at Southwold. Miss Winifred Wolseley, a sister, said that Sir Capel's sight was bad. Mr. Walter
Charles Tarrant said he was motoring across the common, and noticed Sir Capel going in the
same direction. In order to pass the driver of his car took the right side of the road, but just as
they reached him Sir Capel swerved in front of the car. The driver, in evidence, said that he
sounded his hooter twice. Sir Capel gave no indication that he intended to cross the road. The
lane leading to the cottage to which he was going was invisible from the road. Medical evidence
showed that death was due to a fracture of the skull. The jury returned a verdict of "accidental
death" and exonerated the driver of the car.'
Sir Reginald Beatty Wolseley, 10th baronet [creation of 1745]
Sir Reginald became somewhat of a celebrity in America in 1930 when it was discovered that,
while working as an elevator operator in a hotel in the small town of Waterloo, Iowa, he had
some years previously succeeded to the baronetcy of Wolseley.
Following his death in July 1933 the article below appeared in the 'Chicago Daily Tribune':-
'London July 10 - The "elevator boy baronet," Sir Reginald Beatty Wolseley - known as "Dick"
to the folks back in Waterloo, Iowa - is dead. His death occurred at Capel cottage, Berrynarbor,
North Devon, it was announced today. He was 61 years old.
'Sir Reginald, the son of Dr. Cadwallader Brooke Wolseley of Dublin and a cousin of Admiral Earl
Beatty, lived a fantastic, "fairy story" life. In 1897, at the age of 25, he left England for the
United States and after years of wandering wound up in Waterloo as an elevator operator in a
hotel. He worked there 14 years.
'He acquired his title in 1923 on the death of his cousin, Sir Capel Charles Wolseley, but liked
his job in Iowa so well that he stayed there and kept his title a secret. He preferred to be
known as "Dick." He attributed his failure to get a better paying position to fallen arches. "I
might have been a go-getter," he said, "but my poor feet wouldn't stand any rushing about."
'In May, 1930, however, his secret came out. Miss Marion Elizabeth Baker, a Devon nurse,
went to Waterloo as a messenger from Sir Reginald's mother, who had just died. Miss Baker
revealed that she was fulfilling a death-bed wish made by his mother to bring Sir Reginald
back to England. The day after her arrival she married Sir Reginald. He was 58, she was 40.
'The bride found, however, that getting Dick to England was not such an easy task. She
herself left the day after their marriage with the understanding that Sir Reginald would follow
as soon as he could straighten up his elevator affairs. The baronet, though, was too attached
to his lift. He refused to budge.
'Furthermore, that fall he obtained a divorce. He said his wife harassed him by sending so many
cablegrams coaxing him to come home. Undaunted, Lady Wolseley that December [1931] once
again travelled to Waterloo and used all her powers of persuasion. She won her point. The
divorce was set aside in January, 1932, and this time both Sir Reginald and his wife sailed for
England.'
After the death of her husband, Lady Wolseley ceased to use the title, and insisted she be
known as Mrs. Marion Baker Wolseley. She survived Sir Reginald by less than a year, dying
on 20 June 1934 from spinal injuries caused by falling out of a bedroom window in her cottage.
Sir Garnet Wolseley, 12th baronet [creation of 1745]
In his book "My Forty Years with Debrett," [Robert Hale, London, 1963] the former editor of
that publication, Cyril Hankinson, includes a chapter entitled 'Missing Heirs,' in which he
discusses a number of titles where he was able to establish the identity of the rightful heir.
One of these titles was the baronetcy of Wolseley. The relevant section in the book relating
to this baronetcy is as follows:-
'Another baronetcy which engaged our attention about the same time [i.e. the late 1940s] was
that of Wolseley of Mount Wolseley, County Carlow, an Irish Baronetcy which had been created
in 1745. We had noticed that the Reverend Sir William Augustus Wolseley, who was over eighty
years of age, had no heir clearly indicated in Debrett although there were a number of male
members of the family listed who were in the line of succession.
'To clear up the position we called upon the Press once again to help us, and it seemed very
soon that our problem had been solved, for we were put into touch with a Mr. Noel Wolseley,
who was living in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.A. He was a naturalized American citizen,
but that would not have been any bar to his taking up the title if he had come over to this
country. To us there did not appear to be anyone with a better claim, so I regret to say that
we went so far as to inform him that in our view he was heir to the baronetcy.
'However, when in 1950 Sir Augustus Wolseley died, and considerable publicity was given to his
death in the newspapers. I received a letter from a Mrs. Richard Wolseley, of Wallasey,
Cheshire, who had read of the death of Sir Augustus. She enquired whether I thought her late
husband might have been related to the family as the name was rather uncommon. She gave a
few details concerning her husband and his father, and mentioned that she had a son, and I felt
convinced that they must be members of the family whom he had not hitherto listed in Debrett.
'I investigated the matter fully, and found that not only was she related to the late Sir
Augustus, but that her son, Garnet Wolseley, a cobbler by trade, was undoubtedly the new
baronet. I therefore passed the information onto my friend, Mr. F.J. Dadd, and in due course
he obtained all the necessary evidence to enable him to place Garnet Wolseley's name on the
Roll of the Baronetage. When interviewed, after his marriage to a local girl some three months
later, Wolseley - who it was stated used to mend about eighty pairs of shoes a week and earn
about 5 10s - candidly admitted that business had improved a lot since he had become a
baronet, 'but,' said he, 'I still like my customers to call me George.'
'A little later the cobbler baronet emigrated to Canada, where he is still living in Ontario. As he
has now been married for over ten years and has no children his American kinsman Noel
Wolseley is his heir. Noel, however, is no longer very enthusiastic about the possibility of
becoming a baronet. I 'let him down' once by informing him that he was Sir Augustus' heir and
his faith in me was shaken. Moreover he is now over seventy years of age, and has no son,
and the baronet is twenty-six years younger than he is.
'If Sir Garnet dies without a son and Noel predeceases him there will be another intriguing
situation for next in line is Robert Benjamin Wolseley born in 1873. Nobody knows where he
is, or whether he ever married. After him comes James Douglas Wolseley, born in 1903, who
lives in Texas, but he would not be able to claim the title unless it could be proved that Robert
Benjamin died without leaving male issue.'
The present baronet is Sir James Douglas Wolseley, son of the James Douglas Wolseley
mentioned above, although he appears to have taken no steps to prove his succession, since
the baronetcy currently appears on the listing included in the webpage of the Standing Council
of the Baronetage of those baronetcies to which no succession has been proved.
Sir Horatio Henry Wraxall, 4th baronet
Wraxall was convicted of fraud in October 1878 and was sentenced to twelve months'
imprisonment. The following report is from 'The Times' of 30 October 1878:-
'Sir Henry Horatio [sic] Wraxall and George Roskell Crowley, thirty, clerk, were indicted, at
the Old Bailey, for unlawfully conspiring together to obtain money by false pretences, and with
intent to defraud.
'It was alleged for the prosecution that the prisoners sought to take an office at Duchy-
chambers, 137A, Strand, of Mr. Brophy, a builder, and that the reference given was the
"Merchant's Joint-Stock Bank (Limited)," with which Sir Henry Wraxall was said to be
connected. A satisfactory reply was received, and the office was let; the names of
"Wraxall and Co.," of "Mr. Crowley." and of the "South African General Stores and Trading
Company (Limited)" being painted upon the door-posts. Crowley then ordered from a printer
in the neighbourhood various forms and memoranda relating to the company, stating that
he was the agent of "Sir James Graham," the manager of the company, who was then on
his way to England from South Africa. With these preparations the prisoners advertised in
various country newspapers to the following effect:-
"South Africa - Wanted, several respectable, energetic, experienced young men as managers
and assistants in the drapery, hardware, boot, drug, spirits, crockery, clothing, grocery, and
implements departments of new stores about to be opened by a large trading company etc.
Good salaries, and passage paid. Address 'Africus' (enclosing addressed envelope), City News
Rooms, Ludgate-circus."
'The result of so tempting an advertisement was the receipt of hundreds of offers for the
various situations. Upon their receipt an application form was sent, and a guinea demanded as
a guarantee that the applicant would fill the situation to which he was nominated. Afterwards
other monies were received, and the selected applicants were ordered to be in readiness to
proceed to Cape Town by a ship called the Edith Carmichael, to sail on a certain day. The
applicants gave up their situations with that view, but there was no ship of the name
mentioned, or any other, prepared to take them to the Cape, and they, therefore, lost both
their employment and the money paid to the prisoners. When the prisoner Crowley was
arrested, various papers connected with the alleged fraud were found upon him, and it was
proved that the prisoner Wraxall was equally cognisant of and intimately connected with all
the proceedings.
'Mr. Brophy, the landlord of Duchy-chambers, 137A, Strand, proved letting a room there to
the prisoners, who he understood were connected with the Stock Exchange. Wraxall gave
him a reference in Great Russell-street, and said he had command over certain shares in the
Stock Exchange. Crowley said very little indeed, for Wraxall did all the talking. They never
paid a farthing for the room. Wraxall did not say he was a baronet, for if he had witness
would not have taken him without further inquiry. He had the words "Wraxall and Co," painted
on the door-posts, and beneath them the name of Crowley, as manager.
'Proof was given by various persons at York, Ashton-under-Lyne, Liverpool, and elsewhere of
seeing the advertisements in the newspapers, of coming to London and paying the deposits
demanded, and then hearing nothing more of the matter.
'The jury, in the result, convicted both prisoners, and they were sentenced to twelve months'
imprisonment each.'
This incident does not appear to be the first time that Wraxall was mixed up in dubious affairs,
since an Inspector Hagan stated that for some years Wraxall had been connected with various
bubble companies and swindling transactions.
Wraxall was subsequently committed to the Wandsworth Lunatic Asylum on 1 April 1881, where
he died, completely destitute, in early April 1882, from 'general paralysis.'
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